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Planning our ride to Portland

1 Comment 15 July 2011

Planning our ride to Portland

Willamette Valley Scenic BikewayWe just made our plan to pedal to Portland. As a family we will ride two Bike Friday Triples from Eugene north for roughly 150 miles along the Willamette River. We’ll be camping each night and searching for the smoothest pavement with the least car traffic each day. It will be the first multi-day tour since we had two new additions to the family 5 years ago.

Monica and I have done a few long distance tour in our time, and we even did a few when we had two kids riding trailer bikes and in Burley trailers. Now, with 4 kids – ages 10, 8 and twins at 5 – we are ready to give it a go again.

We’ll be biking along the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway for much of the way, then a finding good route from Champoeg State Park to Portland. We are hoping to catch a Portland Timbers Soccer game when we get there. Then we’ll take a day in Portland for fun, and jump on the Amtrak back to Portland. The kids are already getting excited.

So we will be blogging and posting about our trip as we go. The trip begins Jul7 27th.

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  1. Lana says:

    Monica and Paul,

    Awesome Timbers story and picture. I’m soooo impressed at the mileage you and the kids did! You truly walk/bike your talk! I admire you.


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